The Frontier Science leadership group is composed of a team of research scientists and clinical trial experts who are recognized leaders in their fields.

Suzanne Siminski, MS, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Science Foundation

Suzanne Siminski has been working in clinical trials data management and related research activities for more than 30 years. Sue has taken a leadership role in the development of Frontier Science’s laboratory data expertise and software. While Director of the New York office, Sue oversaw leadership groups involved in data management, software development, regulatory oversight and key projects. She currently serves as the Frontier Science Principal Investigator for PHACS and CPQA projects, as co-Principal Investigator of the coordinating center for the C3PNO project, and as Director of the Data Management and Reporting Unit for the Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet), all programs funded by the NIH. As Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Science Foundation, Sue is strategically increasing the repertoire of clinical research services provided by the organization, and actively building global collaborative partnerships with investigators around the world. Sue’s entire CV is available here.

Lisa Zdarsky, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Frontier Science Foundation

Lisa Zdarsky earned her MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has had extensive training in business and grants development. She has experience developing project concepts, project budgets, strategic plans and financial reports. Prior to assuming the position of COO in January 2018, Lisa held the role of Grant Administrator in the Frontier Science, Amherst, NY office.

Adel Ahmed, MS

Director of Software Engineering

Adel Ahmed has extensive professional and leadership experience implementing software solutions and developing specialized applications that are tailored to clinical and laboratory research and compliant with applicable regulations. He oversees the software engineering division in the Amherst, NY office and is responsible for the data management IT software and applications. The software engineering division consists of several teams with a wide range of technical expertise dedicated to providing software services and innovative solutions to meet client needs. Adel has been with Frontier Science for over two decades and serves on various leadership and steering committees. He graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BA and an MS in Computer Science and Engineering.

Marlene Cooper, MS


Marlene Cooper has been involved in clinical trials data management and related research for more than 20 years. As the Director of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT) projects at Frontier Science, Marlene is responsible for all Data Management Center (DMC) activities in support of these projects. In her role as DMC Director for these and other NIH funded HIV/AIDS related research projects at Frontier Science, Marlene ensures that dedicated data management services and core resources for programming, laboratory support, database operations, and information technology are available for the projects. She also serves on several leadership committees for the Frontier Science Amherst office to help guide general data management workflows, controlled documents and related initiatives.

Jamie Hoel, MS

Director of the Madison and Boston Offices

Jamie Hoel has served as lead statistician and provided biostatistical support and direction in a wide range of disease areas, including but not limited to Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis, Secondary Hyperparathyroidism, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, Dyslipidemia, Breast Cancer, Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea, Diabetes, Insomnia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and Menke’s Disease. In his extensive experience working with Data Monitoring Committees, Jamie has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of different statistical analyses. Some of these include Nonparametric methods, Kaplan Meier estimates, futility analyses, conditional power calculations, O’Brien-Fleming monitoring boundaries, Inverse Probability of Censoring Weighting, and projections for event driven trials. Jamie Hoel joined Frontier Science in 2004 as a Biostatistician. In 2015, he was appointed to a leadership role within the organization and currently serves as the Director of the Madison and Boston offices.

Peter Meszynski, MA, CISSP, SCNE

IT Director

Peter Meszynski has been working in Information Technology at Frontier Science for over 25 years. Peter is committed to maintaining the ongoing stability of Frontier Science computer and communications systems by ensuring that Frontier Science computer systems meet the highest industry standards for data security and integrity. He is an accomplished IT leader with proven collaborative achievements, and has effectively led Frontier Science through several iterations of technical growth. Peter is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Carol Pulver, MS, MBA

Director of the Amherst, New York Office

Carol Pulver has 28 years of experience developing and implementing computing solutions within the clinical trial data management and medical research field. Carol advises data management teams as to the best possible means to organize their workflows in an efficient and cohesive manner so as to ensure data integrity and quality. She is an effective communicator and collaborator with various clinical research representatives, including research sites, sponsors, CROs, regulatory specialists, pharmacists, statisticians, and software programmers. She excels in translating the requests of data management professionals into programmable specifications and processes. Prior to assuming the position of Office Director in Amherst, Carol held roles as Deputy Director of Business Development, Deputy Chief of the Programming Division, and Software Project Leader. Carol will continue her role as the Director of Randomization and User Support. Carol graduated from SUNY Fredonia where she majored in Computer Science and Mathematics. She earned her M.B.A from the University of Buffalo.

Diana Sabra

Chief Financial Officer

Diana Sabra is the Frontier Science Chief Financial Officer and works in the Boston, MA office overseeing the accounting department. Diana has an extensive background in non-for-profit organizations for over 10 years. Prior to joining Frontier, she worked in public accounting as an auditor where she performed financial and compliance audits, reviews, compilations, and consulting services to clients, primarily in the non profit sector. She has made significant contributions within the accounting department at Frontier Science.